HBO has picked up a series pitch from best-selling Blink author and journalist Malcolm Gladwell, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Malcolm Gladwell has teamed with screenwriter Charles Randolph (The Life Of David Gale) for a project set in Cold War-era Berlin. It centers on a missionary who becomes involved in the CIA.

Malcolm Gladwell has written about the world of espionage for the New Yorker and joined forces with Charles Randolph to develop an idea set in the spy world.